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UAC won't let me enter password or click yes.

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    UAC won't let me enter password or click yes.


    I was trying to activate the administrator account and a UAC message popped up telling em to enter administrator password and click yes but there was nowhere to enter password and the yes button is disabled out. I can't do anything on control panel neither because its not letting me. I have tried everything and nothing seems to work.

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  2. #2


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    This is an external answer. The second post, as long and drawn out as it is, may be an option for you if nobody here has a faster work around.

    link: Microsoft Community <- Full thread

    Answer favored:


    Instructions:



    How to get admin access:
    1.) Boot into safe mode. You can do this easiest by opening a command prompt (start menu -> type 'cmd'). And type "shutdown /r /o".
    2.) You computer will begin to restart but give you a set of troubleshooting options. Choose Troubleshooting -> Advanced Options -> Startup Settings.
    3.) After restarting and entering safe mode, switch users by going to the start menu -> click your username -> and choose Administrator.
    4.) Windows will begin the first-time initialization for this account.
    5.) Once logged in, open the command prompt again, this time as an admin. (Right click -> Run as Admin).
    6.) Type "net user Administrator /active:yes" To set the admin account as "active". It will now show up outside of safe mode.
    7.) Reboot your machine and log in as the admistrator again. You can now add users and play with permissions etc. (The metro options are not available in safe mode, hence the reboot).


    How to remove your old 'lost' account and sync your new account with microsoft account.
    1.) Create a new account via the users section from the control panel. Be sure to give yourself admin rights.
    2.) Delete your old lost account by typing "net user <username> /del" into an administrator command prompt. You need to know your old account name, good luck with this one.
    3.) Go to your pc settings: Open the right-side context menu -> Settings -> "Change PC Settings".
    4.) Go to users tab -> Select "Switch to a Microsoft Account".


    I have no idea if this option will work but I hate seing zero replies and this fix has obviously workd for a couple of people
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for answering. This worked for me and they are not restricting em from anything anymore.
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  4. #4


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    That's great news. I'm glad it worked for you, well done.
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    I saved this & hope to never need it
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  6. #6

    Grateful Beyond Words for User Account Control Solution


    I just spent almost 20 hours surfing all over the 'net trying the stupidest non-solutions to this problem. They all wanted me to do things that REQUIRE admin privileges to GET admin privileges. I was about to give up when I finally stumbled across this one. Thank you so much to Ethelgan for wording the question clearly and concisely so I could find it, and thank you to antspants for providing an easy-to-follow solution that actually works! It makes me angry that I had to fish around through so much garbage to find this. I hope the multitude of others out there are as lucky as I was. Believe me, there are a lot of people up against this same wall.
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